Bob is currently a member (since 1998) and past chair (2011-2012) of the Academic Requirements Committee, a member (since 2012) and past chair (2012-2015) of the Legislation Committee, and PEO’s representative on Engineers Canada’s Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board since 2014. He previously served two terms (2012-2016) as councillor-at-large and one year as vice president (appointed) at PEO before his election as president-elect in 2016.
Bob's talk covers topics such as Engineers Canada's 30by30 initiative, and how men can be better allies to women in engineering and help create an inclusive and diverse work culture.
During her tenure at Microsoft, Laurie designed operating system and networking features across divisions, as well as helping craft version one products. In a company-wide role, she created and delivered training for technical employees. Building on her experience with diverse customers and employees, large cross-team efforts, and complex objectives, Laurie is intensely dedicated to guiding people and projects to success. She listens deeply and brings analytic, communication, and strategic planning skills to the mix.
Her mission is to make engineering culture and decision-making more inclusive and more innovative, and thus create a ripple in the fabric of space-time. Laurie loves to keep learning, work with motivated people, and make an impact on the world around her.
Laurie delivers a focused presentation for the Society of Women Engineers Toronto in February 2018 with the topic of “Negotiation, Naturally” - Women in engineering are immersed in challenging projects and opportunity for growth. We’re trained problem solvers, so why don’t we ask for the things we need and want? We’ll discuss what makes negotiation uncomfortable, and get clear on what makes us better at getting what we want, in career and life.
Salina Alie is a seasoned Services Delivery Executive at Cisco Systems with extensive experience overseeing industry-leading projects in IT, Telecom and Web Space. An energetic visionary, restructuring operation and leading cultural changing to deliver enterprise leading products. Demonstrated ability to turnaround underperforming projects and achieving unprecedented results. A dynamic leader and articulate communicator with a talent for developing highly motivated teams with the mutual goal of company growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. Top performer with a career-long record of delivering multi-facet projects with complex customer relationship. Recipient of multi-top performer awards and for delivering large scale complex projects.